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Bloomfield recreation open air art gallery opens this week, registration for spring programs ends Apr. 12
Bloomfield Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs

Kill spotted lanternflies and destroy their nests to protect N.J. crops and agriculture from the invasive species
New Jersey Herald

COVID-19 variants from N.Y., South Africa, Brazil, U.K. are circulating in N.J. as vaccine manufacturers prepare next-gen vaccines

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Local News

Bloomfield ShopRite hosting social media raffle for $100 gift card

The Bloomfield library offers print and digital resources for reducing screen time in children
Bloomfield Public Library

Venezia, Bloomfield police department plan fourth annual golf fundraiser for youth aid foundation scholarships May 17
Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield recreation will offer free virtual at-home fitness series, to air on WBMA, Facebook this week
Bloomfield Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs

COVID-19: Bloomfield’s confirmed cumulative cases rise to 4,914, deaths remain at 114 as of Apr. 5
Essex County

Newark Symphony Hall will work with its first company-in-residence, Yendor Theatre Company, to host production of “Black Terror”
TAPinto Newark

Newark Archdiocese allowed a priest to continue working following sexual abuse allegations, now faces new allegations, lawsuits

Racial discrimination in federal housing policy in the 1900s is leading communities of color in Newark, Camden, Atlantic City to experience more frequent flooding from sea level rise
NJ Spotlight News

N.J. AIDS Walk 2021 will be held virtually to raise funds for HIV prevention and treatment
N.J. AIDS Walk

Essex County’s Apr. 8 food distribution will be in Newark
Essex County

Other News

CDC releases new COVID-19 guidance: domestic travelers who are fully vaccinated do not have to quarantine
Centers for Disease Control

Disabled N.J. residents and their advocates are calling on the state to restart care services as it eases other pandemic restrictions

Murphy extends invitation and tax subsidies to movie and television studios seeking alternative filming location follow new Georgia voter law seeking to disenfranchise Black people